Dr. Pramod Bhatia
Professor & HOD
The primary focus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is on providing quality education, nurturing innovative thinking and promoting a socially relevant research environment in the field of Mechanical Engineering. We maintain a high level of industry-academia collaboration through a wide range of activities. The Department has an interdisciplinary Vibration Lab which has been set up by Beijing Wavespectrum Science & Technology Co, China with an investment of over USD 60,000. We are in the process of setting up a Centre of Excellence (COE) in association with the industry leader- M/S Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt Ltd which will provide hands-on training to our students, help in the integration of experiments into the curriculum, offer productive internship to pre-final year students and potential placement avenues. We have a very productive MoU with the Maruti Center for Excellence (MACE) which has been providing live industry-based projects to students.
We have very relevant and industry-ready curricula with flexibility of choosing courses from a large number of departmental and interdepartmental Electives and also provide our students the option of choosing their subject of specialization. We have developed a collaborative environment for learning with greater emphasis on interdisciplinary courses, projects and research. We equip our students with important transferable skills including critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem-solving and collaborative working. Students learn to work as a member of a team and become well-equipped and talented graduates with the right attitude. For leadership positions in the manufacturing industry we also prepare our mechanical engineers with good oral and written communication skills so that they can present their ideas in a logical and structured manner. Emphasis is on their holistic development through participation in co-curricular and professional societies (SAE, ISHRAE, ASQ and many more) activities.
There is significant growth potential in this sector as the Government’s policies focus on making India a global manufacturing hub. Therefore, the demand for quality Mechanical engineers in the manufacturing sector would continue to remain high and companies will continue to look for Mechanical engineers, as graduates from NCU, who are specialists in cutting edge technology, empowered with greater analytical and technical skills.